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Mt Eiger, 7-day private guided climb and preparation

Over the course of 7 days, Francis, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, wants to guide you to the summit of the incredible Eiger Mountain in the Swiss Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

In a cluster of amazing mountains that includes Monch (4,107m) and Jungfrau (4,158m), Eiger (3,970m) remains an exceptional peak. And on this 7 day expedition, you will have the chance to ascent the Eiger to its summit, where you will enjoy some of the most amazing views in the entire Bernese Alps.

What makes this trip so exciting however is that you won’t just be climbing the Eiger. Instead, you will get to enjoy several shorter climbs beforehand. Those climbs include the Aiguille du Moine (3,450m) and the Dent du Geant (4,013m), which would make for great climbing trips on their own. But you will also get to enjoy climbing the Chamiques d’Arete and climbing up to the Mittelligi Hut (3,356m). Each one of those climbs will not only offer breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, but they will also provide you with important practice and proper acclimatization.

Finally, on the final day of the trip, we will scale the mighty Eiger. Early in the morning, with the light of our headlamps guiding us upwards, we will make our way up to the summit. We will climb up and through the narrow Mittelligi ridge. After that, we will climb up the final stretch until we reach the snow covered summit. From there, you will get to soak in a view you will never forget. And for the descent, we will have the option to take the long traverse to Jungfrau station, or take the classic route down the west face of the mountain back to the rail station at Klein Scheidegg.

This trip has some difficult spots, so it is reserved for experienced mountaineers. However, the result of that experience is the opportunity to enjoy a trip with the glorious Eiger mountain as the finale. 

Please note that this is a private program. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don’t have any group departures planned.

Send me a message if you want to join me on this breathtaking adventure.

If you have your sights even higher than the Eiger, but want to continue climbing in the Alps, you can also join me on a 7 day journey to the summit of the legendary Matterhorn.

Accommodation

Lodging in the mountains

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Being light means being able to move quickly. Select your clothing and gear with this in mind. Buy items that offer a double function, such as a windproof vest. By taking two extra of everything and overloading your pack, you are going to slow yourself down. Try to pack as efficiently as possible.

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

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Itinerary

Day 1: Acclimatization

After meeting in Chamonix, France, we will take a tram ride to the top of the Helbronner lift in the Italian side of the Massif.

Day 2: Aiguille du Moine (3,450m)

We will climb the Aiguille du Moine. The climb and descent will take approximately 6 hours. From there we will return to Chamonix by train.

Day 3: Dent du Geant (4,013m)

We will climb the Dent du Geant as yet another practice climb prior to climbing the Eiger mountain.

Day 4: Training climb in Chamonix

In order to get more practice for the Eiger mountain, depending on your skill level, we will go on a short climb, such as the Cosmiques Arete.

Day 5: Rest Day

Depending on your fitness, level of tiredness, and weather conditions, this is an extra day. However, if weather is good, we will use the day to continue practising climbing in the Chamonix Valley.

Day 6: Mittelligi Hut (3,356m)

From the train station in Grindelwald we will take the train to the Kleine Scheidegg hotel/restaurant. After lunch we will make our way the Mittelligi Hut.

Day 7: The Eiger (3,970m)

We will wake up early, have breakfast, and make our way to the summit of the Eiger mountain and then descent back down before returning to Chamonix.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2985 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• The price does not include personal equipment, lunch or snacks, travel to and from the meeting point, and while it does include the lift service, it does not include the lift passes.


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